Reports recently published from Alcohol Research UK include:
Internet Influences on Adolescent Attitudes to Alcohol
This study, carried out by the Institute of Alcohol Studies, examined the characteristics and influence of actual Internet content experienced by young people.
Gender, Alcohol and Interventions
This research, led by Dr Richard de Visser at Sussex University, was co-funded with Comic Relief and investigated how gender attributes and attitudes affect young men’s and women’s alcohol use, and whether different health promotion interventions were required for young men and women.
Identifying promising approaches and initiaties to reducing alcohol related harm
This project, co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and led by Dr Rachel Herring at Middlesex University, aimed to identify promising approaches that could be included in multi-component programmes (MCPs) to reduce alcohol related harm at local level in the UK. Following on from this study, the group held a workshop in March this year to explore the experiences of working with ‘Frequent Flyers’, who form a set of clients repeatedly admitted to hospital or attending A&E for treatment for alcohol-related conditions.
Alcohol Research UK have also announced its first flagship grant has been awarded to Liverpool John Moores University (JMU). Headed up by Professor Mark Bellis, the JMU will investigate why alcohol-related harm and ill health falls disproportionately on the more deprived sectors of society, while alcohol consumption appears relatively evenly distributed across the social gradient. The results will inform the development of policy and interventions aimed at reducing inequalities in health resulting from alcohol harms.